It seems it should be obvious to everyone by now: those who seek positions of political power can’t even run their own lives; they certainly shouldn’t be allowed to run yours. No one is less qualified to do so.
Democracy is nothing but mob rule; might through superior numbers makes “right.” It is nothing to celebrate or fetishize. Those who place faith in democracy are telling you they don’t understand what rights are, nor do they understand the dangers of letting the mob decide which rights to respect and which to ignore.
Do you only care about some things because you’ve been manipulated into caring?
Is it my imagination, or do many people run from responsibility as fast as they can?
Do you believe you need to be governed? I mean you, as an individual. If you didn’t feel like government was watching over your shoulder all the time, would you steal, kidnap, or murder? I’m betting you wouldn’t. Neither would I.
Have you realized yet that the U.S. federal government is waging a one-sided war against you?
Possession or use of a plant can never be a real crime. Cannabis is the most obvious example, but this remains true for peyote, opium poppies, coca leaf extract, and everything else. Drug abuse is stupid, but prohibition is evil.
People see me say I don’t want government doing something and often jump to the conclusion I don’t want that thing done at all. Sometimes they are right, as in the case of legislation enforcement. More often they are wrong, as in the case of environmental protection, security, or justice.
It feels like the future is being pulled in two directions at once. Things are getting better, while things also feel like they are getting worse. Both are probably true.
The best definition of libertarianism I’ve run across is “someone who rejects the use of force against anyone who isn’t currently violating the life, liberty, or property of another.”